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Old 11-03-2005, 09:39 PM   #1
wolveen
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Question IDE/SATA Grub config advice needed


Hey guys I got wierd question ...
First heres what my Rig looks like:
1 IDE Drive slaved to my DVD ROM drive, the Hard drive is formatted NTFS and is used for storage.
1 SATA Drive- My XP Pro/Gaming Platform
2nd SATA Drive- Ubuntu then Installed SUSE 10. With a 20gig FAT32 free space to transfer files from Windows/Ubuntu/SUSE.

Now the part where I pick your brain.
First I installed XP Pro-- all is well
then I installed Ubuntu and I put the Grub Boot on the IDE drive...all is well.
Now I install SUSE....strange things afoot in Grub.

Grub will allow me to Boot to Ubuntu or SUSE but I get the NTLDR error when trying to get into Windows...BUT..if I go into my BIOS and change the boot order (move the IDE Drive to boot last) I can still boot into Windows (no options for linux since the Grub is on the IDE Drive..exactly how I want it, since I will probably break Linux a few dozen times before I get the hang of it LOL).

So the problem is somwhere in SUSE's install of Grub.
I check the options and it says to boot to Windows on dev/sda1.
I dont know what/how Ubuntu managed to put everything on the IDE MBR and run smooth, but SUSE throws a fit with this NTLDR thing.

Can anyone give me a clue? You may have to put into newbie terms
 
Old 11-03-2005, 11:42 PM   #2
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Hello!

As I understand is DVD-ROM /dev/hda
Win /dev/hdb
Linux /dev/sda

And please post /grub/menu.lst.

Greetings
 
Old 11-04-2005, 12:03 AM   #3
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Hiya!

You already pointed me to a fun place to play in LOL.


Heres that grub list:

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Thu Nov 3 22:58:37 MST 2005

color white/blue black/light-gray
default 0
timeout 8
gfxmenu (hd2,7)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title SUSE LINUX 10.0
root (hd2,7)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sdb8 vga=0x317 selinux=0 resume=/dev/sdb7 splash=silent showopts
initrd /boot/initrd

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.12-9-386 (/dev/sdb6)###

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.12-9-386 (/dev/sdb6)
kernel (hd2,5)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-9-386 root=/dev/sdb6 ro quiet splash
initrd (hd2,5)/boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-9-386

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
title Windows
chainloader (hd1,0)+1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: floppy###
title Floppy
chainloader (fd0)+1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe -- SUSE LINUX 10.0
root (hd2,7)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sdb8 vga=normal showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume selinux=0 nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off 3
initrd /boot/initrd


Thanks!
 
Old 11-04-2005, 12:20 AM   #4
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Heres the part from the Ubuntu when it loads XP:

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd1,0)
savedefault
makeactive
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 11-04-2005, 12:37 AM   #5
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Weeee I got it working!
I pasted what Ubuntu had for the XP Boot into SUSE's
Looks like this now:

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd1,0)
savedefault
makeactive
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader +1

seems to work like this, but is this the correct way of doing it?

Thanks again for showing me the menu.lst, off to play with that grub file some more, maybe I can create some titles or find a way to create a cool screen hehe.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 06:25 AM   #6
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Hello!

For further details on GRUB just visit http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/

Greetings
 
  


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